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  • 1976
  • 7.0  (145)

Mrigayaa is an Indian classic film, directed by the renowned filmmaker, Mrinal Sen. The film is set in the wilderness of the rural Indian state of Bihar and is an exploration of the lives of the indigenous tribes living there. The film follows the story of a young tribal man named Sadananda, played by Mithun Chakraborty. Sadananda spends his days hunting in the forest and providing for his family. One day, he meets a young woman named Jashomati, played by Mamata Shankar, who is visiting the area as part of a government initiative to provide healthcare to the tribal communities.

Despite their different backgrounds, Sadananda and Jashomati form a deep connection, and Sadananda begins to question his way of life. When he discovers the corrupt practices of the local forest officer, played by Ajit Banerjee, Sadananda takes a stand to protect his community's land and resources.

The film highlights the exploitation of indigenous communities by government officials and outside business interests. It also explores the themes of love, sacrifice, and duty towards one's community.

The performances in Mrigayaa are outstanding, with Mithun Chakraborty giving a standout performance that earned him the National Film Award for Best Actor. Mamata Shankar also delivers a nuanced portrayal of Jashomati, a woman torn between her duty and her feelings for Sadananda.

The film's cinematography is also a highlight, with its stunning visuals of the forest and the tribal communities. The score, composed by Bengal's legendary music director Salil Choudhury, is hauntingly beautiful and adds to the film's emotional resonance.

Overall, Mrigayaa is a poignant film that sheds light on the struggles of indigenous communities in India. Its themes resonate even today, making it a timeless classic.

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